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Kevin Choromanski


At Pomaria School we aim to find excellence and strength in every child, to offer opportunities for those talents to be developed, extended, recognised and rewarded.

Pomaria School has its foundation set in strong moral values which are reflected in the value programmes that we teach and our four cornerstones of Whanaungtanga (culture of familiness), Turangawaewae (standing place for our community), Matauranga (seeking knowledge) and Manaakitanga (being a blessing to others).

At Pomaria School we believe in the importance of preparing learners develop the skills necessary for success in the ever changing world of the future. We look forward to you visiting our school.



Donna Nee

Deputy Principal


Pomaria School is a very special learning community that I am proud to be a part of.  It is a privilege to work at this school alongside caring, dedicated and hardworking professionals. 

We are blessed with a vibrant, culturally rich and progressively involved community.To be able to share and celebrate the successes but not settle for anything less and therefore strive together to achieve so much more for the education and good of our children is what our whole learning community is all about.



Clayton Smith

Deputy Principal

Ko Tākitimu te waka
Ko Wairoa te awa
Ko Whakapunake te maunga
Ko Tama-tea-ariki-nui te tangata
Ko Nga-ti Ipu te Hapū
No Ngati Kahungunu ahau.
Ko Clayton Terito Smith tōku ingoa.
Kia ora my name is Clayton Smith and I come from a small place on the East Coast of the North Island called Wairoa.

I started teaching at Henderson Intermediate in 1998, and have recently joined the Pomaria whānau. 

I want all Learner's at Pomaria to find and develop their passions and talents and be the best that they can be.  I believe relationships and positive productive partnerships between home and school are the keys to achieving this.


"He aha te mea nui o tēnei ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata" 

"What is the most important thing in this world? 'Tis people, 'tis people, 'tis people"



Phyllis Mobsby - PLG leader

Teacher Room 1 - Manaakitanga

Room1 - Year

Hi.  I’m Miss Mobsby.  I enjoy teaching the Year 1 Learners.  They are so responsive and keen to learn at this level.  They soak up the learning like sponges.  It’s so rewarding to see their amazing results at the end of their first year.


I enjoy teaching at Pomaria School because of the diversity of cultures and the awesome support from the families (Whanau), B.O.T. and the Staff at Pomaria School.



Steffeny Enfield

Teacher Room 2 - Manaakitanga

Kia ora and namaste!

Welcome To Our Wonderful Room 20.

I am blessed and a proud teacher of new entrant and year 1 learners this year. I went to Waitakere College way back in the 90’s. I received my Bachelor of  Education and GradDipTESSOL through the University of Auckland.  This is my 10th year as teacher and I am hoping to complete my Masters in the near future. I am a proud mum of three and appreciate how precious our children are to us. This year will be an exciting year as we work hand in hand to achieve our goals,  and go forward in teaching and learning. 

I am dedicated and passionate about teaching young learners.  I look forward to working alongside you to maximise learner achievement. Our Pomaria values and inquiry based learning will enable and empower our learners to Dream, Believe and Achieve to their fullest potential.

Parents/ caregivers are always welcome in our classroom. If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me either before or after school. 

I look forward to meeting you all.

Nga mihi

Steffeny Enfield



Diana Tijoriwalla

Teacher Room 3 - Manaakitanga

I am Mrs. T and I teach the new entrants. I come from India ( Mumbai ) the big cosmopolitan city. I joined Pomaria as a relieving kaiako and over the years the school has embraced me as one of their full time kaiako. Teaching learning is a big journey and we all do it together!



Kath Aiavao

Teacher Room 4 - Turangawaewae (PLG Leader)

It is a pleasure to be PLG Leader for Turangawaewae this year.  We have 5 classrooms ranging from Year 1-6, and I have 5 AWESOME hardworking teachers who I am privileged to teach and learn alongside.

I come with 24 years of primary teaching experience, 20 of which has been at Pomaria Primary.  I began here as a part time ESOL support teacher and parent-helper, whilst I was raising my young family.  I have 3 sons who are past Pomaria Learners; 2 now young adults and one in Year 7 at Henderson Intermediate.
I am blessed to be working with a eager bunch of Year 5-6 Learners, who challenge and inspire me to be a better teacher for them every day.

I also lead the Curriculum Mapping Team this year, which is a step out of my comfort zone and is challenging me to build my leadership capacity.  Just like my learners, I am always learning something new!    

The thing that makes Pomaria so special is it's genuine sense of ‘Whanaungatanga’ –Familiness.  This is what keeps me coming back year after year.

I look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren) and you to know me.

“It takes village to raise a child”.






Kerry Pearce

Teacher Room 5 - Turangawaewae

Kia ora, my name is Kerry Pearce and I am incredibly lucky to be the teacher for a wonderful class of learners in Room 5. I have come to Pomaria School having previously taught on the North Shore, and I am really enjoying the wonderful culture and values of Pomaria, along with the shorter commute, as I live in here in West Auckland and have done for the past 5 years.

I came into the teaching profession late in life, having enjoyed a previous career in sport as well as event management, although I wished I’d made the move sooner than I did. Teaching is not only a profession, it is also a passion, and watching learners achieve their goals and gaining new knowledge, is a powerful thing. Together Everyone Achieves More!

I welcome all parents and caregivers to visit Room 5, and I look forward to meeting you all.




Sela Tai

Teacher Room 6 - Turangawaewae


Sally Wallwork

Room 7 - Matauranga



Vaine Sa'u PLG leader

Teacher Room 8 - Whanaungatanga

Room 8 (Year 5 & 6 )

Kia Orana everybody!

It’s Mrs Sa’u here. I’m so glad to meet you all in this new year.I will be working alongside learners from Year 5 and 6 and you’ll find us in Room 8, working hard and learning new tricks.

Citizenship is our concept for the year. It’s part of Pomaria’s Vision to create life-long Learners that display the values and to help build resilience is also our mission. So let’s build that relationship It’s important that we do To help me understand and to support your child To share their point of view.

Let’s remember our motto

“Together we achieve more”

We invite you to pop in and see us

We’ll be waiting at the door!




Victoria Manavaikai

Room 9 - Turangawaewae

Talofa Lava! My name is Victoria Manavaikai. I have taught at a Junior, Middle, and Senior School level. I am currently in Room 9 teaching Year 5 & 6 learners. I have enjoyed being part of the Pomaria whanau last year and look forward to another! We welcome you to come and visit us in Room 9 anytime.



Jade Harvey

Room 10 - Matauranga

Greetings to all;

My name is Jade Harvey, this year you will find me in Room 10 alongside my year 2-3 Learners. I have now begun my second year of teaching and am so fortunate to be surrounded by the Pomaria Whanau for another exciting year ahead. I enjoy seeing the Learners realise their potential, aiming high and striving to achieve their goals. Our door is always open, come and say hi!



Justine Rudolph

Teacher Room 11 - Matauranga

Ko Ongaro te maunga

Ko Rotokakahi te awa

Ko Hokianga whakapou karakia te moana

Ko Morehu te marae

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka

Ko Pawarenga te whenua

Ko Te Uri O Tai te hapu

Ko Ngapuhi te iwi

My name is Mrs Presland-Rudolph (previously Miss Rudolph) and I am teaching Year 2/3 this year in Room 11. We are in the Matauranga PLG this year. I have been apart of the Pomaria whanau for the past 9 years in some way or another. I am privileged to be at such a good school – we teach in lovely environments, the staff are like a second family and the Learners are at the heart of the school. Everything we do here at Pomaria is for the good of our tamariki. Teaching is not just a job but also a passion – you need passion to teach! I am excited to work and learn alongside my Learners this year because together we achieve more. We are enthusiastic about our 2018 learning journey and look forward to all challenges that come our way.

Nga mihi

Mrs Presland-Rudolph



Achmat Esau PLG Leader

Teacher Room 12 - Matauranga

Kia Ora. My name is Achmat Esau and I come from Cape Town, South Africa. I have been living and teaching in New Zealand since 1999. This includes in Turiroa School, Wairoa , Helensville Primary and also Life Education Trust, Counties Manukau. I am passionate about teaching and contributing towards a brighter future for our tamariki. This year I am the PLG leader for Matauranga and I am looking forward to making a positive contribution to our awesome team of teachers as well as Pomaria School. 



Lydia Kumar

Teacher Room 13 - Manaakitanga

Hello! My name is Lydia Kumar. I began my teaching career at Sunnyvale primary working with year 5/6 and year 3 / 4 students. I am lucky enough to be a part of Room 13 this year where I am working alongside a group of year 3 & 4 learners. I am coming up to my fifth year teaching and feel blessed to have be working with some pretty awesome learners. I look forward to building and maintaining relationships with you all. I believe it is important for us to work together to enhance and build a strong foundation for our learners. 


Jyothi Puranam

Room 14 - Manaakitanga



Ivana Parri

Room 16 - Matauranga

Kia Ora Pomaria community,


My name is Ivana Parri and you can find me in Room 16 teaching the wonderful year 1/2 Learners. I have been teaching for many many years, working with children and seeing them succeed has always been my passion. I was born and raised in the Czech Republic where I qualified as an early childhood and primary teacher. Upon making my decision to bring my family to Aotearoa, I have continued to work and extend my experience in the field of education, both within early childhood and primary school sector. Since joining Pomaria in 2017, I have felt privileged to work in an environment where everyone is welcomed, valued and respected.  



Jiuen Kim

Room 17 - Matauranga

Kia ora koutou,
My name is Jieun Kim and I am from Korea. I came to Aotearoa New Zealand with my family when I was 13, and I am proud to call this beautiful country my home. This is my first year teaching, and I feel so privileged to become a member of Pomaria whānau and start my teaching journey at this wonderful school. This year, I will be working alongside Year 2 and 3 learners in Room 2 where I hope to create a safe and exciting learning community with you all.  
Our door is always open, and you are welcome to pop in, say hi and help us learn. After all, we are all in this learning journey together - He waka eke noa!



Fiona Khan

Teacher Room 18 - Whanaungatanga


My name is Fiona Khan and I teach a Year 1&2 class in Room 18.
I have been teaching the junior school at Pomaria Primary for nearly
10 years.
I fully support the Pomaria Values and enjoy teaching these to my learners
as they settle in to school routines. My other areas of responsibility at Pomaria
include Literacy Leader and Impact Coach.
I encouraged my learners to get to school at 8.30 as this is a time for little
ones to bond with their peers and get themselves ready for a day of learning.
I am available in my room in the morning to meet with parents or you may 
contact me via email:  f.khan@pomaria.school.nz 
I look forward to meeting parents/caregivers at our up coming Goal Setting
Regards Fiona



Jan Scott

Teacher Room 19 - Whanaungatanga

Room 19 (Year 2&3)

Hi, My name is Mrs Jan Scott. 
I am the teacher in Room 19. 
I have Year 2 and 3 learners in my class this year.
I have taught at Pomaria School since 1990.
During that time my 3 sons have become adults - two of whom live at home with me.
I have custody also of my grandson Samuel aged 10.
I love living in the area having frequent contact with many local families.
I look forward to another rewarding year at Pomaria. 



Roihario Maguire

Teacher Room 21 - Manaakitanga

Kia ora koutou katoa.  I am Roihario Maguire (Whaea Roihario) and I am in the Whanau Unit teaching Year 5’s and 6’s.  I have taught at Prospect School in Glen Eden and Arahoe School in New Lynn.  I am passionate about all things Māori and  humbled that I am able to pass my passion on to the learners of Pomaria School.  Shared knowledge is especially important to me  therefore drawing on your skills and knowledge will benefit myself and the achievement of our tamariki.  Pomaria has an open-door policy please come and observe your child’s learning and get involved.  Na reira, tēnā kotou katoa. 

Ko Taratara te Maunga, Ko Whangaroa te Moana, Ko Mangawhero te Awa, Ko Otangaroa te Marae, Ko Maumahara, ko Te Aroha ngā whare Tipuna, Ko Tokotoru  te wharekai, Ko Ngātokimatawhauroa te waka, Ko Nukutawhiti te tangata, Ko Ngāti Rangimatamōmoe te hapu, Ko Ngati Kahu, ko Ngāpuhi ngā Iwi. 

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi



Cecilia Tepania

Room 22 - Manaakitanga

Tënã koutou e te whanau whãnui o te kura o Pomaria.


Ko Taratara, ko Puketohunoa ngā maunga

Ko Waihapa, ko Taumarere ngā awa

Ko Whangaroa, ko Opua ngā moana

Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua, ko Mataatua, ko Mamaru ngā waka

Ko Waihapa, ko Ngati Manu ngā marae

Ko Te Tai Tokerau, ko Ngati Manu ngā whare tūpuna

Ko Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa, ko Ngati Manu ngā hapu

Ko Ngāpuhi tōku Iwi

E rere nei ngã mihi o ‘Whakamãnawa’, o ‘Maioha’, atu i te kaiako o te akomanga reo rua, Ruma 22, tau 3 ki te wha.  Ko Hiria Tepania (Cecilia Tepania) tõku ïngoa.  He uri ahau nõ ngã kãwai rangatira o Ngãpuhi nui tonu.  Tënã koutou katoa.



Hayley Campbell

Technology Specialist Teacher

Kia Ora. My name is Hayley Campbell, I am from Adelaide, Australia. I began at Pomaria last year, previously I have taught in remote and rural Australia as well as London, England.